Common Difficulties Encountered by High School Students in Philippines

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Common Difficulties Encountered by High School Students
And their Coping Mechanism


A research paper submitted to the
New Era University research center

Hanz Lumba
Christine Keith Tercias
Radnan Oneza
Herminia Salamat
Donna Valenzuela
Shaira Martinez
Marko Capili

March 2013

I. Background of the Study
Students all over the world face a number of problems which dishearten them. There are so many issues they have to deal with- study, time, money, relationships, job hopes, and more. Parent’s previous experience and education does not always equip them in dealing with such pressures. Many students will not admit their problems due to various reasons and this may eventually hamper a
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Lastly, this study will look for further solutions on how to make these difficulties easier for students. If this research is successful, then other researchers may learn important insight on other possible areas of research along problems faced by students.

Scope and Limitation of the Study This study will focus only on third year and fourth year high school students of New Era University. The difficulties that are mentioned in the title of this research are pertaining only to the subject difficulties that the students encounter. This research shall also tackle the reason of these difficulties and the coping mechanism of the students

Definition of Terms
The term “academic subjects” means a system of knowledge and skills selected from a branch of learning, technology, art, or industry and studied at an educational institution. Also, the term “coping mechanism” means a behavioral tool which may be used by individuals to offset or overcome adversity, disadvantage, or disability.

II. Review of Related Literature 1. MATH AND SCIENCE STUDY SHOWS POOR RESULTS - Among 45 countries that participated in the TIMSS for eighth-grade students, the Philippines ranked 41st in Math and 42nd in Science. Our score was more than 100 points lower than Malaysia and more than 200 points lower than Singapore, which ranked first! Among 25 countries that joined the


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